America is on the Road to Declinistan

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-FL, speaks at the Democratic National Committee's Womens Leadership Forum Issues Conference in Washington, DC on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-FL, speaks at the Democratic National Committee’s Womens Leadership Forum Issues Conference in Washington, DC on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In After AmericaMark Steyn wrote, “…when you hit the expressway to Declinistan there are few exit ramps.”  We are now approaching the point of no return.  Future generations will attempt to understand how the most exceptional civilization in the history of mankind voluntarily ceded its culture, moral superiority, and unrivaled accomplishments to apathy, willful ignorance, egoism — and ultimately darkness.

Several years ago I began accumulating data to support the thesis that we are living through America’s decline.  My premise was initially based upon my distress over the degradation and corruption of our moral fiber.  I watched Miley Cyrus twerk on stage, Janet Jackson expose her breast on national television, and near-naked panhandlers run rampant through Times Square.  On the heels of a philandering POTUS who swore to the nation, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” before being impeached for lying under oath and spending his retirement years with rumors of untold numbers of affairs, I have to remind myself that I’m not living in France.  Hillary standing by her man in Mao-style pantsuits makes it easy.
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